Friday, June 8, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 22:1-23:8; Joel 3:1-21; Luke 12:22-40

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11

It is good that our minds should be fortified in the assurance that the “God of all grace” is actively outworking His eternal purposes to make us sharers of His glory. Right now, there may well be difficulties and sufferings in abundance, but these will pass. No alien force can thwart God’s eternal plan. In light of this, we heartily endorse Peter’s ascription of all glory to our precious Lord. —George Hall

The glory shines before me, I cannot linger here!
Though clouds may darken o’er me, my Father’s house is near. —Hannah K. Burlingham